Assistant Technical
Officer- Engineer

Title Assistant Technical Officer (Engineer)
Reporting to Project Manager
Direct reports None
Groups Programme Delivery team
Relationships Project implementation team, plant operation team, multi-level stakeholders including development partners, other national and international NGOs, Programme Delivery and other relevant units.  
Financial scope As assigned or delegated
Location Ukhiya/ Leda (Teknaf), Cox’s Bazaar
Nature of contract Short Term
Salary & benefits Monthly consolidated BDT 45,000-55,000 including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skilled candidate would be offered with appropriate packages.
Travel Frequent visits to project sites and occasional travels to Ukhia and Leda (Teknaf), Cox’s Bazaar

About the role

Based in Ukhiya/ Teknaf (Leda), Cox’s Bazaar the Assistant Technical Officer (Engineer)
will provide technical support on WASH, Faecal Sludge Management, Waste Management, Alternative Energy, Bio Gas components under Humanitarian Response Project of Practical Action in the camps for displaced Myanmar nationals and surrounding host communities.


  • Assist Technical Officer-Engineer in designing, estimating and construction of appropriate context specific technologies
  • Provide training, engage and supervise the construction work for setting up of necessary hardware
  • Assist the project team in formulating project implementation plan along with other relevant stakeholders and execute as well
  • Provide critical inputs and opinions to the Technical Officer, Project Lead and implementation team in determining the selection of appropriate technology and work plan
  • Provide technical guidance to plant operation team and other technical staff on different technological aspects such as improvement, troubleshooting and quality assurance of the project
  • Contribute to evidence generation for technical innovations and context specific solutions by Practical Action under Humanitarian situation

About you

Essential experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Diploma/BSc in Engineering (Civil/Environment) from a reputed institute/university
  • Minimum of 02 years of professional experience. Relevant professional experience would be given preference
  • Excellent facilitation, coordination, team management, reporting and presentation skill
  • Ability to work in a diversified team and meeting deadlines
  • Fluency in English language and proficiency in computer application

Why join us?          

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

In addition, the compensation and benefit details are mentioned below:

Salary & benefits: Monthly consolidated BDT 45,000-55,000 including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skilled candidate would be offered with appropriate packages.

About us

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity.
Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.
Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.

How to apply

Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 18 May 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.